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Nineteen "Granite Mountain Hotshot" firefighters perish in Arizona wildfires

City of Prescott Handout Photo via Reuters

City of Prescott Handout Photo via Reuters

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On Sunday, a small group of elite firefighters known as "The Granite Mountain Hotshots" was overtaken by flames near Yarnell, Arizona. Nineteen firefighters perished -- nearly the entire crew.

Mark Babieracki is the leader of a hotshot firefighting crew in nearby Globe, Arizona. He knew and worked with a number of the firefighters who were killed.

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